Friday, November 26, 2010

Snow.

Despite the news saying that last night wasn't as bad as they thought it would be, we awoke this morning to be snowed in with a minimum 5" of snow on level ground.


 Our village was very picturesque, providing you didnt need to get anywhere. Luckily I was on a flexi day, but Jane was just plain stranded. We made an attempt to get to Alnwick, but after only 2 miles, traffic stuck on a bank forced us to turn back...

Above and below - With all of the schools closed, 'snowball imps' could be found hiding behind trees etc...



Our garden birds were out in force too eager for anything going. Highlights in the village today were 7 Waxwings over head, a new one for the OFFH list, 1 Brambling, 1 Snow Bunting N calling, 35 Golden Plover N and 70 Pink Footed Geese S.

Up at the main road things were even worse....

Regular 'blizzards' kept us entertained during the day.... 

And the sun shone at dusk for a short while, this view from our porch...

We relocated 6 of the 7 Waxwings in the pond field later on...

So when you see on the news that today was an improvement on yesterday etc. No it wasn't. They are talking about Newcastle.

6 comments:

Ipin said...

Were the Kids 'Peltin' you?
Did you scrub them?

Emma Anderson said...

You have had more at the coast than me, Stewart, but it's snowing heavily in Redesdale tonight so I might be a bit snowed in myself by tommorrow. That's a lovely picture of the village.

Richard Dunn said...

You want to try driving a bus in all that white shite, 38ft long 10ft high(single deck) 8ft 6" wide, weighs 8 tons, travels at 25mph and the kids have a grand old time slinging the snow balls...

Dean said...

"Our village was very picturesque"

You`re not kidding, Stewart. The second photo is a belter. Oh and good to hear you got Waxers on the OFFH list.

Ian F said...

Hey, Its not much better in Newcastle.....! You should have done my car journey at 0345 this morning!

Stewart said...

Iain - Like it. :) Yes they were. They wouldn't have got away with it at Pegswood.... :)

Emma - Some nice photo opportunities await...

Rich - Thats not a bus, its a target....

Dean - Cheers, its about time too, I've seen them everywhere else but!

Ian - See what I mean, its all me me me... ;)